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Body Found in Overton Twp. Identified as Michelle Inch

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Police Blotter

Editor’s Note: If you have additional information about any of the investigations listed below, contact the Pennsylvania State Police barracks at the following telephone numbers: Towanda, 570-265-2186; Tunkhannock, 570-836-2141; Gibson, 570-465 More...

Opinion

Obama Owns Brussels Bloodshed

The Islamist radical thugs that the President of the United States once referred to as the "JV team" have added more innocent people to their horrid toll, leaving more than 30 dead and 100 injured in Brussels on Tuesday of this week.  Meanwhile, More...

When It Comes to Advertising, Let the Buyer Beware

Advertising is as American as baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet. We are all influenced by it, and agencies make millions on advertising campaigns for a single product or brand. More...

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Columns

Reflections of Nature

Diary entries for Feb. 27, 2016, “We saw hundreds of gulls on the Susquehanna River as we drove up Route 15,” and March 5, 2016, “The gulls have returned to the parking lot at the shopping mall in Big Flats, NY.”  More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

We can’t believe we didn’t give away a slew of tickets after publishing Nancy Newell’s eyes atop this column last week. Nancy is so active in our community as a former Boy Scout leader of Troop 8 and actively involved at St. More...

The Way We Were...

A look back at the people and places of the Wyalusing area over the last 20 years or more.

X-15 Highlight of Firemen’s Parade One of the highlights of the Wyalusing Firemen’s Parade in 1966 was a trailer carrying the U.S. More...

Sports

Seniors Enjoyed Last Game

Six Wyalusing Valley seniors wrapped up their high school basketball careers on the big court at Mansfield University’s Decker Gymnasium on Monday, March 21.  More...

Luke is Man of the Hour

WVHS Runner Auer Claims Shamrock 5K Win; Lori Kingsley Second

Wyalusing Valley sophomore Luke Auer didn’t need the luck of the Irish to win the Shamrock 5K in Towanda on Saturday, March 19, in Towanda.  He just needed a little inspiration and a push from behind by one of the area’s elite runne More...

Improved Defense Key to Rams’ Success

Defense wins ball games and error-free ball may be the key to any success the Wyalusing Valley baseball team has in the upcoming season, which opens Monday, March 28, at home against Canton.  More...

Budget Impasse Ends

Schools to Receive Funding

Call it a punt.  At a press conference Wednesday afternoon, PA Governor Tom Wolf announced that while he would not sign the Republicans’ $6.6 million no-new taxes spending plan, he wouldn’t veto it either.  The result is it will More...

Very Still Serves with Rush VFD

OVER SIX DECADES OF DEDICATED VOLUNTEERISM

The state-of-the-art breathing apparatuses, versatile vehicles, and cutting-edge gadgets utilized in fire fighting today are nothing short of astonishing to Wayne Very. More...

New ’35 Chevy Was Top Prize in Wyalusing Merchants’ Contest

Take a step back in time to the Wyalusing of 1935.  To help increase store traffic and sales, a group of Wyalusing business owners came up with a contest that offered a brand new 1935 Chevrolet as its top prize.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Verne Lott - 2017-12-14
Catherine Gregory - 2017-12-14
Ceejay Smith - 2017-12-14
Charles Keeney - 2017-12-14
Martha Wildrick - 2017-12-14

Local News

Against All Odds: Stephanie Jallen’s Journey

Stephanie Jallen can’t seem to stand still. The speaker’s podium is not for her on this Thursday as she speaks to members of the Tunkhannock Rotary Club. More...

Laceyville Man Facing Assault, Stalking Charges

A Laceyville man has been arrested and charged with numerous counts of assault, stalking and similar crimes. More...

Wysox Supervisors Extend Tree Cutting Contract

During a special meeting of the Wysox Township Supervisors on Thursday, March 17, the board opted to extend its contract with Quality Tree Services of Verona, NJ, for cutting and clearing tree overhanging branches throughout roughly 12 miles of the m More...

Letters

Where Does Your Food Come From?

Dear Editor:  If you’re like many Americans, the answer is the grocery store. The grocery store isn’t where the food comes from, it is where it is distributed. More...

Cruz Not a ‘Natural Born’ Citizen

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Consumers Prefer Whole Chocolate Milk

Dear Editor:  For many years, the debate has been simmering over chocolate milk. Recently at pancake suppers in Northeast Pennsylvania, whole chocolate milk (3.7 percent butterfat) has been served to the general public.   More...

Lifestyles

Hampton Inn Tunkhannock Receives Top Award

The Hampton Inn by Hilton in Tunkhannock is accustomed to receiving accolades for their customer service and hotel accommodations, and on Feb. 22, the hotel was awarded the highest honor yet.  More...

National Literacy Volunteers Week April 10-16

The Bradford-Wyoming County Literacy Program salutes its volunteer tutors during National Volunteer Week, April 10-16. More...

‘Everyone’s Irish Tonight!’

The Knights of Columbus, Council 3915, hosted their 50th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Ball on Saturday, March 19 at the JFK Parish Center in Towanda (also known as St. More...

Dining and Entertainment

Eagle Day April 3 at Nature Center

For the first time at the Endless Mountains Nature Center, the Carbon County Environmental Education Center (CCEEC) will present their Bald and Golden Eagles. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Coming Events

BAKE SALES The “Over the Hill Gang Plus” Relay for Life team will be selling baked goods at Connie’s Market on Friday, March 25 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. BENEFITS More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

Easter, what a mixture of myth and reality; and the more we mix it with fiction and fables, the more we ignore the truth of our Holy Scriptures. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer, and though the Lord makes his life an offering for sin, he will see his offspring and prolong his days, and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand.  More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

Last Sunday was Palm Sunday, and we celebrated Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem. The scripture from Mark 11:1-11 tells us that Jesus sent two of his disciples ahead to find a colt at a specific place that Jesus told them about. More...

Education

SCHOOL MENUS

WYALUSING ELEMENTARY BREAKFAST TUESDAY, MARCH 29 Pancake sausage stick or Assorted whole grain cereal w/animal crackers, chilled juice and/or fruit, low-fat milk. More...

Northern Tier Career Center Students Show their Skills

Northern Tier Career Center Skills USA members attended the District 6 Skills USA competitions held Jan. 29 at the Pennsylvania College of Technology. More...

Volunteers Needed for Statewide Cleanup

The Pennsylvania Departments of Transportation (Penn DOT) and Environmental Protection (DEP) are seeking volunteers for this year’s Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania that began March 1 and runs through May 31.  More...

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